…..important announcement……

Good news!

According to the current guidelines, all classes at Northern can resume training this Saturday November 6.

 

There will be conditions that the GSDCV and it’s members will need to comply with. Please read the message

from GSDCV President, Vince Ebejer very carefully.

 

Dear GSDCV Members,
As we near the Vic Covid Roadmap thresholds, we as a Club need to prepare to re-open in line with State, local and Dogs Victoria requirements for our activities. When our state reaches the 80% double vaccinate mark, training and events will return for the Club. In order that we as a Club comply with the Government mandate, anyone who attends a GSDCV event, whether it is training, a meeting, show, trial or breed survey or just going to the Branch to catch up with other GSDCV members you haven’t seen in a long while, must either be double Covid-19 vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption. This applies to all of us, no exceptions. Whether it is a member of the Club Executive, the Branch Committee, the Instructors or the regular members we must all follow the same rules. Many of the local councils on whose grounds we train and even Dogs Victoria have also informed us that we will not be able to train or use the Club rooms or facilities unless the members have had their double Covid Vaccination or a medical exemption. We must all prove our double dose Covid-19 vaccination status, or have a valid medical exemption.
How do I show evidence of my vaccination?
We need to sight evidence of your vaccination status (or exemption) in the form of:
• Your Immunisation history statement available from Medicare, your MyGov COVID-19 digital certificate, your My Health Record or via the Service Victoria app (if it is linked to your COVID-19 digital certificate)
• Proof of a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner (for example, a doctor’s certificate)
This may slow things down initially, but it will speed things up over the ensuing weeks.
We understand that some may feel that it is a private matter and we do respect that. If you do not wish to show us your Covid-19 vaccination status, we understand, unfortunately we will not be able to let you attend and you will be asked to leave. Please understand that we must comply with the Government regulations.
If you have any questions you can contact me on president@gsdcv.org.au or 0411462358 or your Branch Manager.
Vince Ebejer, President
For new members wishing to join for the first time, there will be arrangements to make that process as seamless as possible. You can help that process by:
1. Requesting an application form by contacting Diane at northern@gsdcv.org.au filling in the required fields and sending it back to Diane.
2. Arriving on the training ground by 1.00pm 

For training inquiries, please call Andrew Quinn on 0412 538791 or Terry Taukus on 0439003468 if you have any questions.

Please call or e-mail only. Texts will not be answered. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

The Northern Branch is the only metropolitan venue of the GSDCV to train on Saturday afternoons. This gives members from other Branches the flexibility of an alternative site when the situation demands a different day. We have a group of very experienced instructors who can give guidance in general obedience for nine week old puppies through to older mature dogs, obedience, trialing, Rally O, tracking and endurance.

Training times areObedience classes commence at 2.00pm, With regard to show training, we are not currently conducting classes.

We do encourage members to arrive about 30 mins prior to take advantage of the socialisation that occurs before classes.

If you have questions regarding the training of puppies and older dogs, purchasing a puppy or a membership inquiry, please call our Chief Instructor Andrew Quinn on 0412 538791 or awquinn@alphalink.com.au  Please call or e-mail only. Texts will not be answered.Thank you for your co-operation.

 

What Can You Do and Learn?

Training is fun, and your dog is rewarded throughout the training session.
Rewards can be food, a favourite toy or object or verbal praise. Make sure you bring any or all of them each week.
Training your dog involves learning all of the following then you will have a well behaved dog.
• Socialising with other dogs
• Focus and Watch Me
• Sit, Drop and Stand
• Recall (come back when called!)
• Walking calmly and Heeling
• Praise and Play
• Leave
• Problem Solving
• Meet other like minded GSD owners and their dogs and puppies